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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Mateo?

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    Popularity of the name Mateo

    According to the Social Security Administration, Mateo was the 15th most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021 and 20th in 2020; the 26th in 2019; the 37th in 2018; 42nd in 2017, 59th in 2016, and 85th in 2015, so this fantastic name has definitely moved up in the popularity charts over the years! In fact, this wonderful name did not break into the top 100 boys’ names until 2015, and has been enjoying a steady increase in popularity ever since!

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    History and meaning of the name Mateo

    The name Mateo is of Spanish origin and means “A Gift from God”. It is the Spanish form of the Hebrew origin name, Matthew, one of Jesus’s twelve disciples in the first book of the New Testament in the Bible.

    The meaning of the name “Mateo” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Mateo, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Famous People named Mateo

    A famous person named was Mateo is the actor Mateo Arias of Yours, Mine & Ours fame; Mateo Gill, Vanilla Sky writer; and Mateo Messina, composer of the soundtrack of the movie, Juno.

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    Your Mateo

    Is your Mateo a gift from God? Of course he is! I really enjoy hearing about how well your loved ones really do reflect their names’ meanings.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so well with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Mateo! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Mateo matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    Frequently asked questions about the name Mateo (FAQ)

    Is Mateo a good name?

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    Mateo first broke into the Social Security Administration’s 1,000 most popular names in 1995 and immediately began climbing the ranks. By 2015, it was one of the top 100 names – and in 2020, it was No. 20. BabyCenter parents love it, too – it was the eighth-most popular boy’s name in 2020.

    What does the name Mateo mean?

    Meaning: Gift of God. Mateo is the Spanish form of Matthew, a Hebrew boy’s name meaning “gift of God.” It’s a Biblical name and is also the name of a saint and one of the New Testament’s 12 apostles.

    Is Matteo an attractive name?

    Matteo is a wonderful boy’s name of Italian and Hebrew origins, meaning “gift of God.” The Italian equivalent of the classic Matthew, Matteo, airs a romantic and continental appeal that’s full of flavor. Lively Matteo can also be shortened to Teo, giving the name an energetic spin.

    Where is Mateo most popular?

    The name Mateo is also linked to Indian origins, where it means “dream” or “illusion” in Sanskrit, which is the sacred language of Hinduism. It is also considered an alternative name for Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, beauty, and joy.

    Is Mateo a real name?

    Mateo is a masculine given name, a form of Matthew used in Spanish and Croatian, similar to the Italian form Matteo.

    Is Mateo a rare name?

    Mateo first broke into the Social Security Administration’s 1,000 most popular names in 1995 and immediately began climbing the ranks. By 2015, it was one of the top 100 names – and in 2020, it was No. 20. BabyCenter parents love it, too – it was the eighth-most popular boy’s name in 2020.

    How many people are named Mateo?

    Mateo was the 15th most popular boys name and 13,383rd most popular girls name. In 2021 there were 9,112 baby boys and only 6 baby girls named Mateo. 1 out of every 204 baby boys and 1 out of every 296,581 baby girls born in 2021 are named Mateo.

    What language is Mateo?

    Mateo is Spanish, and Matteo is the Italian form of the given name Matthew. Another form is Mattia.

    Is Mateo a male or female name?

    The name Mateo is primarily a male name of Spanish origin that means Gift Of God.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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